Many children and adults with mitochondrial disease experience significant gastrointestinal or digestive issues as part of their daily disease challenges. When considering the pros and cons of a feeding tube and struggling to identify the best diet for dysmotility, many parents, patients and families are confused by all of the possibilities. On December 4th, 2015, Thrive RX Clinical Specialist Kristen R. Roberts PhD RD shares about diet, dysmotility and tube feeding.
Topics for this presentation include:
- What are the benefits of nutrition support for someone with dysmotility?
- What type of assessment is needed in order to determine if a feeding tube (and enteral nutrition, or tube feeding) is right for me/my child?
- What strategies can help improve overall tolerance to diet and enteral nutrition in a person with mitochondrial disease and dysmotility?
- What are some examples of specific situations when enteral nutrition should be considered?
- This presentation is appropriate for adult patients, parents of affected children, caregivers, family members and healthcare providers.